Falcon And Winter Soldier Take The Stage During D23 Disney+ Panel
Sam and Bucky together in the flesh.
At D23, both Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan showed up during the Disney+ panel. Respectively, the actors play Sam "Falcon" Wilson and Bucky "Winter Soldier" Barnes in the MCU and are reprising their roles in the upcoming Falcon & Winter Soldier Disney+ series. The panel confirmed another MCU actor, Emily Van Camp, would be also reprising her role for the TV show.
Daniel Brühl has already been confirmed to return as the villainous Helmut Zemo, the main antagonist of Captain America: Civil War. Prior to today, rumors circulated that Emily Van Camp would be reprising her role as Sharon Carter in the TV series--another character we haven't seen in the MCU since the third Captain America movie. Van Camp joining Mackie and Stan onstage during the Disney+ panel seems to be a confirmation that the rumors are true.
Falcon & Winter Soldier is currently scheduled to be the first live-action MCU TV series to premiere on Disney+, coming to the streaming service in Fall 2020. That would put the show's release in-between the theatrical debuts of the upcoming Black Widow and The Eternals movies. Falcon & Winter Soldier won't be the last MCU series to show up on Disney+. It will be followed by WandaVision in Spring 2021.
Taking place just after the events of Avengers Endgame, Falcon & Winter Soldier sees the two titular characters team up to continue the good fight that Steve "Captain America" Rogers left behind. Though Sam now possesses Steve's vibranium shield, the title of the upcoming MCU show suggests he's not quite ready to forgo his Falcon identity for the responsibilities that the Captain America role implies.
Also during the D23 Disney+ panel, Marvel announced a Ms. Marvel series that will premiere during Phase 4 in-between Hawkeye and Moon Knight--the latter of which was also announced during the panel. Moon Knight will be followed by She-Hulk, a series that focuses on Bruce Banner's lawyer cousin, Jennifer Walters, after she receives a blood transfusion from Bruce and gains the same abilities that he does.